blackwater afghanistan

Kabul (TLS) – Chief Taliban negotiator Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai reiterated that peace is the “only way” for Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s Taliban told the BBC that their “doors are open” should United States President Donald Trump want to resume peace talks in the future, despite him having unilaterraly scrapped a draft peace dealContinue Reading

Kabul (TNA) – A large number of prisoners, all of them senior members of Daesh (also ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group, broke out of a Taliban prison in northwest Afghanistan after US troops helped them escape through a covert operation. According to Tasnim dispatches, American forces operating in Afghanistan carriedContinue Reading

blackwater afghanistan

Kabul (SCF) – Moscow hosted talks last week to promote peace in Afghanistan as neighbors and regional heavyweights eye the rewards of stability in the long-troubled land. In the “graveyard of empires,” Afghanistan never ceases to deliver geopolitical and historical twists. Last week in Moscow, another crucial chapter in thisContinue Reading

afghan civilians

Kabul (AHT) – One of the stated objectives of coalition forces led by the U.S. to invade Afghanistan in 2001 was to overthrow the Taliban from power and help Afghans form a democratic and relatively stable government. The main objective of getting rid of the extremist group – the Taliban,Continue Reading

Kabul military academy

Kabul (TeleSUR) – Early Monday, explosions, and gunfire erupted near the Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Kabul. Five militants were reportedly involved in the attack, which has been claimed by ISIS, that left at least two dead and 10 wounded, a defense ministry official said. “A number of suicide attackers entered a unit ofContinue Reading

kabul hotel intercontinental hotel

Kabul (TeleSUR) – Gunmen have raided Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel, keeping the facility under siege for nearly 12 hours and killing at least 18 people, including four Afghans and 14 foreigners, Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry has reported. The stand-off between gunmen and police finally came to an end on Sunday, after Afghan forces scanned each floor of the six-story luxuryContinue Reading

trump's afghan policy

Kabul (NEO) – In recent months the US President has reversed yet another campaign pledge to pull out of Afghanistan, America’s longest war, and instead has begun to deploy an added 3,000 troops there. At the same time he has lashed out at the government of Pakistan accusing it ofContinue Reading

afghan security forces

Kabul (TNA) – Washington has agreed to classify data on the number of Afghan security forces killed and wounded in the conflict, a US watchdog said, after months of soaring casualties and targeted attacks have eroded morale. The decision was slammed on Monday by the US government’s Special Inspector GeneralContinue Reading

Washington (FAIR) – Donald Trump is finally “presidential” again, pundits insist, now that he is ratcheting up another US war. In a speech on August 21, the far-right US president did an about-face, announcing a surge in the 16th year of the war in Afghanistan, which he had previously harshly condemned. Trump didContinue Reading